Pipeline approvals make Canada’s climate targets a herculean challenge

Nov 30, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

On Tuesday the federal government delivered bittersweet news. It cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline and announced a ban on oil tankers off the North…Read More


The Comeback Kid: California’s Cap-and-Trade Rebounds in Latest Auction

Nov 24, 2016 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With Ontario set to launch its cap-and-trade program in January, California and Quebec’s joint cap- and-trade program – which Ontario intends to join –…Read More


The elephant in the room: fossil fuel subsidies undermine carbon pricing

Nov 24, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Delegates from 196 countries just wrapped up the U.N. climate summit in Morocco. As a member of the Canadian delegation, I heard fossil fuel…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


Now comes the hard part for Canada—real action on climate change

Nov 04, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Today the UN Paris Agreement becomes international law. This is something to celebrate, especially since nobody predicted it would happen so quickly after last…Read More


Are we winning the climate fight?

Oct 28, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

A lot of progress is being made on the fight against climate change here in Canada and around the world. But is it enough?…Read More


Stupid or Just Lying? What's up with the Fraser Institute?

Oct 13, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Is it willful deceit or poor comprehension? Either way, the Fraser Institute’s recent take on what Trudeau’s carbon pricing will mean in Ontario is…Read More


How Canada Can Improve its Environmental Assessment Laws

Oct 07, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Fed up with environmental laws that allow a project to go forward even if it poses unacceptable risks to our communities, ecosystems and climate?…Read More


Why Prime Minister Trudeau should move (more) aggressively on carbon pricing

Oct 06, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced the inevitable: in order to have a pan-Canadian price on carbon emissions, the federal government would have to…Read More


We can quickly shut down coal-fired power plants

Sep 29, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

With the federal and provincial governments set to release a pan-Canadian climate strategy in the next month or two, there are a number of…Read More